Guest interview #7
Hi what is your name and how old are you?
Lewis Anderson and I'm 23
Tell us a little about yourself, what do you do, why have you started to skateboard and how long have you been skating?
I started skating when I was 10 years old when a mobile skate park came to my primary school. Since then I skated every day in school and I kept it up as i got older (although I definitely do not skate everyday now)
To me skating has always been about fun which is why I get frustrated when some people take it too seriously. Whenever I notice myself getting frustrated with a trick I always ask myself 'why did you start skating?' or why do 'you want to skate?' and my answer is always because it's fun so I go back to something else I can do and leave the learning for another time.
In 2018 I started my skate coaching business Two-Toed skateboards with the aim to expose skating to more people and bring the fun of skating into other peoples lives.
How does it feel to do something as cool as skateboarding?
Skating is so cool and don't I know it! It feels great to skate. Its something different. Unfortunately skating still has a bit of a stigma to some members of the public. If they can't appreciate how cool skating is, then it's their loss.